Executive Branch relaxes COVID 19 containment measures
21 septiembre 2021


On September 21, the Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti announced a relaxation of the measures to contain the pandemic derived from COVID 19. Among the measures announced is the increase of the capacity to 100 percent in economic, industrial, commercial, service, recreational and social activities, among others, in closed places, maintaining the measures of prevention, mouth-covering, distance and ventilation.

On the other hand, the Minister of Health indicated that the use of face masks outdoors will cease to be mandatory when there is no agglomeration of people. It will continue to be mandatory in enclosed places (such as cinemas, theaters, workplaces, public transport, shows and mass events). In addition, as from October 1, the entry of foreigners from neighboring countries will be authorized without isolation and, between October 1 and November 1, the quota for progressive entry at airports will be increased.

Finally, as from November 1, all foreigners will be authorized to enter the country. In order to enter the country, they must have a complete vaccination schedule, a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding, or an antigen at the point of entry. Those persons who do not have the complete vaccination scheme must undergo quarantine, antigen test at entry, and PCR test on day 7.